Seminar on Gender in Disaster Risk Reduction

© Y. Wibowo
Flooding (Jakarta, Indonesia)

The main objectives of the seminar are to share good practices and lessons learnt demonstrating how gender aspects can be successfully integrated into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) operations; to discuss various experiences and identify existing gaps in mainstreaming gender equality considerations in DRR activities.
Disasters triggered by natural hazards such as earthquake, flood, drought, tropical storms are on the rise. More women than men die from natural hazards. Considering UNESCO’s mandate in DRR within various programmes of the Organization and its Global Priority on Gender Equality, UNESCO is uniquely positioned to integrate gender and DRR, however mainstreaming it still remains challenging at activity/project level. The seminar is intended to strengthen capacities of UNESCO staff to deliver on these two elements.


Type of Event Internal meeting
Start 15.02.2013 09:00 local time
End 15.02.2013 12:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Tovmasyan, Kristine
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room VIII
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 25
Official Website
Link 1 More on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction
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